The Expendables 2
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The Expendables are back and this time it's personal... Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

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""The Expendables 2" is lazily satisfied with repeating the first movie's formula, shortcomings and grisly strengths alike, just as the first movie was content to slavishly, ploddingly cover the hits of the '80s."
‑ Tom Russo, Boston Globe
"The Expendables 2 makes a franchise out of a novelty item, and the nostalgic kick is gone: It's a reminder that most of those '80s actioners were xenophobic and dumb, that many of its stars had more muscle mass than charisma."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"This sequel knows what its audience is looking for and succeeds admirably in providing it."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
""The Expendables 2″ is just entertaining enough to permit a third film. If only these steroids-packing seniors can coordinate schedules again."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"The Expendables 2 is a shot to the arm of pure, silly action-movie fun, and it stars so many heavy hitters it might break your brain to keep up with what's happening onscreen at various points during its slim 103-minute run time."
‑ Jeremy Wheeler, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Nice to know America's action stars, no matter how old they get, will never lack for gainful employment."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Yeah, yeah, I get it: "The Expendables 2" is a fun-loving throwback to the gloriously bad action films of the 1980s. Here's what I don't get: Why couldn't it be a throwback to the good ones?"
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"The movies that many of these guys made in the 1980s and '90s were hardly bulletproof, but this is a cynical exercise in settling for what is expected to be passable."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"There's a difference in tapping into that same cheesiness that made up the DNA in action films of the 80s and 90s and overdoing it. The Expendables 2 gets way too carried away with that aspect and dives into overkill territory more often than not."
‑ Chris Sawin, Examiner.com
"Excessive in almost every other area possible: from outlandish explosions to over-the-top dialogue via horrendously delivered gags, it pushes the limit of what people will readily accept from an action movie that isn't directed by the Zuckers."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"Does exactly what it's supposed to do - no more, no less."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"At least it's efficiently and breezily forgettable. What's more, there are laughs too and here's the best part - one or two of them are actually intentional."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"At this point it's such a juvenile and boring experience with god awful writing, that it completely eliminates the fun of watching action heroes kick ass on screen."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Enjoyable, but disappointingly tame compared to its ferocious predecessor. The Expendables 2 is disposable."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"The Expendables 2 does for the action genre what ​"The Artist" ​did for the silent film genre: Distilled it down to its most basic parts before creating an homage that more than lives up to its past."
‑ Christian Law, We Got This Covered
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